Schmunne Wedding – Loudoun County

This wedding has been a long time coming! Karlyn and I have known each other since middle school…and most of those years she’s been in love with John Michael. Their love story is a faerie tale and I am so blessed to be a part of it!


Now being friends for so long is a great privilege. The day started with excellently made mimosas and a beautiful breakfast for all the bridesmaids and myself😉


His brothers made this beautiful ring box with the Cinderella carriage on it!


Also, my favorite weddings have military traditions. Being a Navy brat myself, military uniforms get me excited!


Before the ceremony of course they wanted to have an intimate moment together. After the spot we wanted we couldn’t use and we couldn’t find a blindfold this corner worked out great! 


The whole ceremony was beautiful. I’ve never been to a high Catholic mass before! Such a privilege to be able to witness beautiful Latin and Eucharist. 


Their exit was a sword ceremony where some of his marine buddies gave them a grand exit!


I love seeing relationships where they are clearly best friends. And here we can see that!

One of my favorite shots from the whole day is actually an imitation of a picture Mama and Papa Dunne had from their wedding!


This whole group was a bunch of fun. Very silly people. So nice to see people who don’t take life too seriously!

Sisters vs. wife!

This picture has a long-standing tradition!

The reception of course was a blast. Lots of dancing, of course I partook!, great food, wine and beer, and incredible cake. 


A special moment during the ceremony: it was also Mama Dunne’s birthday so we all sang happy birthday to her!

So much happiness and love! I adore the way JM looks at her!


The garter was caught by her brother. Bouquet caught by his sister. Then came the awkward tradition of placing the garter on the girl. His face was priceless. Good job Liam!


Congratulations JM and Karlyn! You are very loved and blessed. I’m praying for your new marriage!

Dress: Private label by G, purchased at St. Anthony’s Bridal

Shoes: Madden Girl from DSW

Alterations: Blanca Shek, owner of Fresca Designs 

Veil: Blanca Shek

Jewelry: Express Jewelers

Bridesmaid necklaces: Express Jewelers

Rings: Express Jewelers

Groom: U.S. Marine Corps Dress Blue Alphas 

Flowers: Peggy Bier

Catering and Cake: Catering by Margarita

DJ: Entertainment with Class
Thank you to Kayla Reichard for being an incredible second shooter! Hopefully we can work again in the future!!
You can see their full gallery here

Emily + Hunter – Engaged – Lynchburg Photographer

So stoked to be sharing this shoot with y’all! This couple was so fun to shoot. They are playful and loving and willing to try anything. We went to a bunch of different locations and fell in love at each one. Their beautiful smiles show their playfulness and the light in their eyes how their love for each other. Congrats on your engagement! Can’t wait to be at your wedding in the summer!
Check out the rest of the photos here

   

        

Austin – Headshots – Lynchburg Photographer

This guy is a man. I’m glad to know him as a friend but also to be privileged to share a stage with him. He’s hysterical and a STUD. He’s got a voice that tear your soul apart with tears and joy, and a presence that makes you feel secure. This guy is a teddy bear and very compassionate. He’s logical and slow to speak because he actually thinks before he speaks. There’s a lot I appreciate about him. Check out the rest of the pictures here.

Frejd Wedding – Bedford Photographer

I adore weddings!

Heading out to Bedford for this incredibly beautiful wedding was such a privilege!

Starting out in Lynchburg with getting her hair done:

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Once all done up, we drove to the Bedford Columns which is easily one of the prettiest venues I’ve yet to go to!

With beautiful columns and gold foil work on the gazebo, it was a beautiful place for photos.

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Getting to do photos with the group: man these guys were incredibly silly and laughed a lot (Shout out to my second shooter, John Carter, for getting this shot!)

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The ceremony was beautiful, with both the bride and groom being emotional. Check out his face when she walked out of the building!

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During the ceremony, the parents prayed, beautiful vows were exchanged with rings, and they were OFFICIALLY MARRIED.:)

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Talk about beauty, this couple is ridiculously perfect.  They were both gorgeous, adorable, and so in love. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day!

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Apparently they have a tradition in the family to cut the cake with this SWORD. That’s right. That was pretty much the thing that sealed the deal on this being a fairy tale.

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The guests were all given ribbons to wave them out of the reception!

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and off into the sunset they rode, the perfect fairy tale.

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see the rest of the photos here!

Wedding Planner: Trish Lauk

Caterer: The Bedford Columns

Videographer: Ed Mally

Cake: The Bedford Columns

Hair and Make-up: Nicole Wood

DJ provided by the Bedford Columns

Wedding gown from Caryn’s Bridal.

Black Groom Tux and groomsmen suits from Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids dresses from azazie.com

Shelby – Headshots – Lynchburg Photographer

Let me tell you, I love redheads. That may or may not have anything to do with the fact that I personally am a redhead…by choice. Either way.

This beautiful redhead is a freshman at Liberty University and currently hails from Hawaii. (WHAT EVEN.) Anyway, she’s a fabulous woman of God and I’m already blessed by the joy that she radiates. Thank you for your friendship! Keep fighting and pressing on!

These are just some of my favorites but check out the rest here.

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Grant – Senior Pictures

Definitely posted this on the wrong blog of mine!:)

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So stoked to share this shoot! I love senior pictures so so much! Grant I’ve known since he was incredibly small so it’s great to see how he’s grown into a suave, GQ of a young man! Congrats on your senior year, man! Rock it like I know you will.

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What’s even better is that two of his sisters got in these pictures with him!

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See the rest here

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I proudly present the Merrills!

I love weddings! I just finished editing through this wedding and I wanted to share it with everyone!

I’ve been photographing this couple for a few years now, so how wonderful is it that they are now married!

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Before the day of the wedding even arrived, I had done a bridal shoot with Bri, the gorgeous bride now with the last name Merrill!

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I also got a picture that I adore; it is of her dress in between her mother’s and her grandmother’s dresses:

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Then came the day of the wedding!

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There were lots of nervous jitters…but the day came together. No, it wasn’t “perfect” maybe because things happened that people could see as disasters, but without a doubt I know this wedding is remembered as perfect. Why? Because love was shared. Not just their own love, but the generational love, and the love of Christ. I know I couldn’t stand taking pictures without tearing up as the bride and groom served communion to all those present.

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also, check out Chris’s face when he first sees Bri!

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After the ceremony followed cocktail hour, wonderful dinner, and lots of dancing!

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The bride and groom left in an array of sparklers!

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We were lucky enough they wanted to play with some more sparklers before the night was officially over.

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My second shooter also got some wonderful pictures! Thanks Joi Lloyd for coming and working alongside me for this wedding! Here are a few of my favorite of hers:

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Congratulations Merrills! Enjoy your newlywed life!

Wedding Planner: Danielle Kathryn

Caterer/Reception Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

Cake: Simply Desserts

Dress: Klienfields from Church Street Bridal in Lynchburg, VA

Veil: Grandmother’s veil

Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein

Bridal Party dresses: Little Borrowed Dress – “The Hillary”